Gender Assessments and Research

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THE WORLD WIDE WEB OF DESIRE: Content Regulation on the Internet

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:37 | 6,637 views
This paper attempts to look at some of the paradoxes that emerge in content regulation discussions. It brings in feminist or gendered perspective, which provides different and varied understandings of “harmful content”, as well as opens the question of adequate representation of all voices in the content regulations debates.

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Gender perspectives on health and safety in information processing

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:37 | 4,285 views
This study looks at the specific health hazards which have been attributed to work with computers, and more specifically to the work situation of inputting or manipulating text or data. In particular, it examines RSI-repetitive strain injuries, which can lead to a total inability to carry out many tasks. The study is a part of the book entitled "Women encounter technology: Changing Patterns...

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ICTs and Gender - Working Party on the Information Economy

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 4,216 views
This document provides an overview of the gender distribution of ICT and ICT-related employment in OECD countries, and ICT employment patterns are contrasted with overall employment to highlight how different ICT employment patterns are. The document then focuses on participation in ICT-related education and training, and differences in ICT access and use by gender.<br />

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Content Regulations From Gender and Development Perspectives: Some Thoughts & Suggestions for Next Steps

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 5,147 views
Mavic Cabrera-Balleza reflects upon the "Content regulations from gender and development perspective” panel organised by the Assocation of Progressive Communications, Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) at the first IGF held in Athens, Greece from 30 October to 02 November, 2006. The report highlights some of the important points raised in the discussions, and provides some...

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Search history: Examining pornography on the internet

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 6,353 views
Namita Malhotra examines in this paper, the discourse of pornography in relation to the internet in India. She interrogates the Indian women's movements negotiation with issues around sexuality and censorship, as well as the various legislative, cultural, and ethical debates that intersect around this issue in recent years.

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The Use of New Communication and Information Technologies for the Sexual Exploitation of Women and Children

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 5,228 views
This paper written by Donna Hughes and published in the Hastings Women's Law Journal, 2002, examines how different forms of ICT, including peer-to-peer servers and streaming video, are used to sexually exploit women and children.

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Assessment of key ICT policy issues and capacity building needs in CEE

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 2,567 views
The goal of the assessment was to identify priority information and communication technology (ICT) policy issues and civil society needs in the context of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

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Cinderella or Cyberella? Empowering Women in the Knowledge Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 4,860 views
Edited by Sophia Huyer and Nancy Hafkin, this book collects essays by Sonia N. Jorge, Shafika Isaacs, Shoba Arun, Richard Heeks, Sharon Morgan, Maria Garrido, Raul Roman, and Vikas Nath on the current landscape of gender and ICT. According to Claudia Morell, the book "provides an excellent overview of the critical issues addressing the global participation of girls and women in today's...

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Mainstreaming Gender Issues in ICT Policy Development - Draft

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 3,415 views
This is a draft copy of a research conducted by FMA to look into gender mainstreaming efforts in ICT policy development. in the Philippines. In particular, Section 4 of the research is culled to demonstrate and examine ICT policy in the current Philippines context, with attention to the inclusion of gender within its processes.

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Gender in the information Society: Emerging issues

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 3,491 views
This publication is a collection of 13 papers developed for a pre-World Summit on the Information Society seminar, produced by UNDP-APDIP in partnership with UNIFEM and IT for Change. It showcases perspectives that critique the engagement with new technologies in various development sectors such as the governance, media and work.